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Frank Wilczek

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Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1902
Nobel Laureate 2004 | Distinguished Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504

Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics.

Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology and the physics of materials.

His current theoretical research includes work on Axions, Anyons, and Time Crystals. These are concepts in physics which he named and pioneered. Each has become a major focus of world-wide research.

In recent years Frank has become fascinated with prospects for expanding perception (especially color perception) through technology.  He is developing hardware and software tools for this.

He has authored several well-known books, and writes a monthly "Wilczek's Universe" feature for the Wall Street Journal. A murder mystery is coming soon.

Wilczek received a B.S. at the University of Chicago in 1970, and a PhD in physics at Princeton University in 1974. Currently he is the Herman Feshbach professor of physics at the MIT; Founding Director of the T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Distinguished Origins Professor at Arizona State University; and Professor at Stockholm University.

He has been married to Betsy Devine since 1973. They have two daughters.

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 498Pro-Seminar
PHY 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 498Pro-Seminar